It is getting to that time of the year again. We are all going to dress up in green, paint shamrocks on our face and prepare ourselves to drink our own body weight of stout, whether it is in your local Irish pub, or you actually make the pilgrimage to Ireland for the magical day that is St. Patrick’s day.
Sliotar’s St. Patrick’s day set in The Porterhouse in Dublin is the stuff of legends. Many Irish bands travel the world to celebrate this special day in exotic places, but Sliotar has been loyal to their home venue for nearly two decades. And this year is no different. Sliotar will be performing a four day stretch in The Porterhouse. And here’s the details:
Sliotar St. Patrick’s day fest in The Porterhouse
17th of March 3-8pm
18th of March 9-11pm
19th of March 9-11pm
20th of March 6-9pm
Hope to see many of you there, and if you can’t make it, hope you have a great St. Patrick’s day where ever you are 🙂
Here’s the thing, the best party is a subjective thing. But I’ll guarantee this will be a recipe for a one hell of a day 😉 If you are lucky enough to be spending your St. Patrick’s day in Dublin, here’s what I suggest. You possibly have had a few drinks the night before and you have a long day ahead of you, so let’s sort out a great breakfast first. This coffee shop is one of my regular spots, The Busyfeet & coco cafe at the corner of a South William street and Chatham row. They do great breakfast and good coffee 🙂
Then Make sure you make it to the north side of the Dame street (Temple bar side) before the parade starts. Head in front of the central bank building, this is a good spot to watch the parade pass by. Also the Foggy Dew is just there, great pub to pop in for your first pint of the day, if you get cold. The parade usually runs about two hours and it is great. My favourite is always the visiting marching bands.
After the parade most of the Temple Bar gets pretty busy. So just before it is over I recommend you make your way to the Ha’penny Bridge inn. This is another pub most tourists miss. It is a great pub.
From here you should make your way to the north of the river. As I said it is going to be a long day, so I recommend some lunch. Head to the Millennium walkway, just behind the Jervis centre. Here you will find the Boojums burrito bar. There will be queue, but it will be worth the wait, I promise 😉
And after your launch it is time to head back in to the Temple bar and in to The Porterhouse, where Sliotar will be performing from 5-11pm our legendary St. Patrick’s day set. Get your self a pint of plain and head upstairs before it gets too packed to get in 🙂 This is always a great spot with a great party atmosphere, but just that little bit more civilised than most places around the area.
And if you last the night, I recommend you try a Lamb donner from the Zaytoon’s across the road. Hope to see you in The Porterhouse
J.P. Kallio from Sliotar
So February is here already. The year seems to had a flying start. The Temple Bar Tradfest came and went. Big thank you to all of you who came to see us, it was a lot of fun. Here in Dublin the weather is feeling that extra bit wintery, but the Six nations rugby is about to kick off. This has always made for some great weekends in The Porterhouse.
Also the St. Patrick’s day is getting closer. Sliotar’s monster set in The Porterhouse is stuff of legends 😉 You haven’t really experienced St. Patrick’s day until you have spent it with us in The Porterhouse. The exact details will be posted soon in Facebook and Twitter, so keep your eyes open 🙂
The work on our summer tour is going full steam a head and all will be revealed in due time. But for now, keep your selves warm and have a lovely February!
J.P. from Sliotar
Happy New Year to one and all! I just thought to share with you a short message to get us started with the year. We are actually quite busy here in Dublin at the moment, which is a good thing:-) Our residency in the Porterhouse must be the longest running in Dublin at the moment, entering the 18th year! We are currently playing there every Friday 9-11pm, Saturday 7-11pm and Sunday 6-9pm, except when we are on tour. Also there are an occasional changes to the program due to some sport events, but all of these will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter page.
So what do we have lined up for the year? Well, the Temple Bar trad festival is nearly here and we will be in our home venue, The Porterhouse for it. On Friday the 30th of January Mundy will be performing a set from 6-8pm and Sliotar will follow from 9-11pm. On Saturday the 31st we will rock the house again 9-11pm and on Sunday we will have our just a tad mellower Sunday set from 6-9pm.
In February the Six Nations Rugby kicks in. This has traditionally made for some great weekends here in Dublin and we would expect nothing less this year.
In March, of course we have our Irish national celebration the St. Patrick’s Day. You have not experienced it properly until you experience it in Dublin, checking out the parade and then head over to the Porterhouse to check out our St. Paddy’s monster set.
Summer is coming along nicely. At the moment it seems like we will be playing festivals in Germany, Czech republic, Italy and Denmark. But more on those when the weather gets bit warmer 🙂
Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to every one we got to work with in 2014 and every one of you who came to see us. Without you guys Sliotar could not do what Sliotar does. For now me, Des and Ray would like to wish you all a great start to the year and we hope to see as many of you guys as possible in 2015.
J.P. from Sliotar
St Patrick’s day 2014 @ The Porterhouse from Rory Lahart on Vimeo.
Thank you to Rory Lahart for the great video!